101 Words – 066

I was doing some sketching yesterday and noticed how my ears opened up during the process. A specific kind of awareness of the environment. Of course my ears are taking in sounds all the time – I’m not getting run over by a car when crossing the street – but the activity of drawing apparently cleared out enough thoughts to make space for a different kind of aural awareness. Stress is the quickest way to shut down that kind of listening, I’ve noticed. Turns out to be a good test – the mind tends to present those levels as better than they actually are.

101 Words – 066: I was doing some sketching yesterday and noticed how my ears opened up during the process… rdgr.me/u/8ugn7y

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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